2:00 PM Aug 30, 2011
A picnic at Windmill Island Gardens and a home football game will be among the features of Hope College's 46th annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 10. The picnic will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets include the picnic, admission to Windmill Island Gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, and the Hope College football game with Wisconsin Lutheran College at Holland Municipal Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m.
10:26 AM Aug 26, 2011
By noon Thursday, nearly 1,000 applications had been processed at a job fair for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp. The event in Holland was scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Workers said because the line was getting so big, they had to open two hours earlier to allow everyone time. The company said last week that it plans to hire more than 1,000 additional employees, following the announcement of a tax credit that will allow the manufacturer to expand.
10:30 AM Aug 22, 2011
The Holland Area Arts Council will host a free open house for its Youth Dance Company from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Arye Shannon-Carmichael will be introduced as the program's director. She will give examples of steps and movements the kids will learn during the classes. An early registration discount of $10 will be applied that day only and can even be combined with the sibling discount of $10 per semester.
3:00 PM Aug 19, 2011
A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Holland rescued two people in Lake Macatawa on Thursday afternoon. A man and woman, both of whom were wearing life jackets, were rescued. Their names and ages are not being released. The couple was spotted while Coast Guard crews were underway on a routine patrol aboard a 25-foot small response boat. The crew saw the two people fall into the water after their 15-foot sailing vessel capsized at about 2:15 p.m.
10:30 AM Aug 19, 2011
The Hope College men's basketball team is a welcoming a 6-foot-10 NCAA Division I transfer in October. Center Nate VanArendonk is leaving Central Michigan University to join the Flying Dutch-men. Hope coach Matt Neil confirmed Van-Arendonk's decision on Thursday. He said the Grand Haven native will be one of several incoming freshmen at Hope this fall, but declined further comment. VanArendonk would have four years of eligibility remaining. He missed the final 28 of CMU's games last season due to mononucleosis and received a medial redshirt.
10:36 AM Aug 12, 2011
President Barack Obama used his visit Thursday to an advanced battery plant in Ottawa County to promote his program to create jobs through clean energy. Obama toured a Johnson Controls Inc. plant in Holland that makes batteries for alternative-fuel vehicles such as hybrid or electric cars and trucks, then spoke to employees and others. Johnson Controls has received a $300 million federal grant and expects to create 150 jobs at facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin, White House energy adviser Heather Zichal said.
7:15 AM Aug 12, 2011
President Barack Obama's planned visit to an advanced battery facility in Ottawa County was expected to highlight how technology could help automakers reach new fuel efficiency standards announced by his administration. Obama was to visit a Johnson Controls Inc. facility in Holland this afternoon. His appearance came after announcing new fuel standards for cars, light trucks and work trucks. The Johnson Controls factory makes advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.
10:34 AM Aug 11, 2011
The vibrant and diverse contemporary art and cultural heritage of the Caribbean island of Curaçao is the focus of an exhibition in the gallery of the Hope College De Pree Art Center, beginning Aug. 19. The gallery will feature "Island Reflections: The Contemporary Art of Curaçao' through Oct. 1. In addition, there will be an artist talk at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and an opening reception at 5 p.m. The exhibit, artist talk and reception are open to the public. Admission is free.
7:21 AM Aug 10, 2011
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking help from the public to identify those involved in the rescue of several swimmers from violent rip currents near the Holland State Park beach pier head on Aug. 3 by a Coast Guardsman, representatives from other agencies and local citizens. The Coast Guard is compiling information about the case and is seeking the identities of a male teenager and a female teenager who were rescued at about 2:45 p.m., as well as information from anyone who witnessed any of the rescues.
6:00 PM Aug 9, 2011
The Holland Symphony Orchestra is offering a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. "Pops in the Park' will take place at Holland's Kollen Park, at VanRaalte Avenue and 10th Street in Holland. Bring a chair and enjoy a variety of symphonic music as the sun sets over Lake Macatawa. The rain location is Holland Civic Center, 150 W. Eighth St.

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